When your entire house is in need of remodeling it can be hard to know where to start. A whole house remodel can be a major challenge and it is important that the homeowners make sure they are properly prepared. Nothing slows down a whole house remodel then unexpected problems. My-General Contractor would like to share a few tips on how to begin a whole house remodeling project and what steps need to be taken to be prepared.
Should I DIY or Hire a General Contractor?
When doing a whole house remodel, homeowners will need to determine if their remodeling plans can be done by themselves, with the aid of a contractor or a bit of a combination. If your remodeling plans are within your capabilities you may be able to save some money on the remodeling project. However, in many whole house remodeling projects there is often a combined effort for the homeowner and a professional contractor. However, a professional contractor can ensure that all of the remodeling changes are done with quality and up to all standards and codes.
When Remodeling a House where Should You Start?
When the whole house needs to be remodeled it can be hard to decide where you should begin. When the whole house needs to be remodeled you will first want to create a remodel list of what you want done to the home. Some projects may spill into other areas of the home. It makes sense to do the project that will enter other areas or influence other sections of the home first. If the remodeling plan doesn’t interfere of influence the rest of the remodel, the order doesn’t matter. Many contractors will either do the major construction first or the more elaborate remodel. It also makes sense to start deep within the home and work toward the outside. Another major consideration that can determine what order you remodel the home is if you plan to live in the home during the remodel. If you plan to live in your home during the remodel it can help you determine your order. For example, you may not want to do all of the bathrooms at once. When doing the kitchen you will want space to set up a temporary kitchen.
Set Home Remodel Budget
When you are doing a whole house remodel, it is important to determine your budget. Remodeling an entire house can be very expensive. When you want to remodel you will first need to set a budget. The budget can help you when making your plans. You can also better price out the materials you will want to use for the remodel. For example you may want natural stone countertops and the types of stone greatly vary in price. You can see what materials are in your budget and prioritize the remodeling materials.